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Address: | Essaouira Beach, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Dar Zahira is a beautifully restored and charming riad for up to 6 persons....

Dar Zahira is a beautifully restored and charming riad for up to 6 persons. You'll get a private & cosy place for you and your travel companions.

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Private Day Tour to Essaouira from Marrakech
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An intense and welcome assault to the senses

Busy, full of life. Loads of great food and friendly people. You can shop here without hassle. Spoke to many friendly people here. I find it's a very different experience going... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Busy, full of life. Loads of great food and friendly people. You can shop here without hassle. Spoke to many friendly people here. I find it's a very different experience going here as a lone women to going here with a male friend. With my male friend I was approached more by sellers and people pushing drugs. As a lone... More 

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Kegworth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like visiting rubbish tips then this is the place for you. locals don't seem to care about their environment and just throw their waste everywhere. the drainage is ancient and putrid smells emanate from the manholes many of which are broken. So much potential but has a long way to go. Beware the beggars and the robbing shopkeepers.... More 

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Medina is flanked by shopping delights as is usual in Morocco . It's near the coastline and short walk ..if one doesn't have enough time ;the halt of of4 hours is enough through day visits and yet not enough .. I would give a night spend to explore and soak the small coastal city ..there is just so much... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you do not have anything to buy specific that can only be found in the Medinas, skip this trip. They are all the same! I went because of our guide and the group. At the end of this trip, I hope I will never have to walk into another Medina for a long time. I began to smell like... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The medina is full of vibrance in food, culture, art and local produce, ornaments and gifts. Its not as crowded and overwhelming as the one in Marrakech. There are some great items located within. The quality of the work e.g. paintings, pots etc are also better than those in Marrakech.

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Midelt, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice Medina, with lots of stores and hidden jewels. Fresh food comes from the harbor everyday. Famous by the Portuguese, Mogador is a very nice Medina in Morocco.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic place very bohemian. .friendly hakim staff great visit. I would definately recommend this place as relaxing beauty spot. Lots to do and see.

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The medina of Essaouira is manageable and has a lot of nice stores and art everywhere. People are friendly and do not hassle you. A lot of life in the medina with kids playing everywhere and a great sense of family amongst the commercial places. One has to recall the hippie explosion of the 60s and 70s when Essaouira was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a great time exploring the medina. 😀there are so many little shops, restaurants and nice people it really is a great place to go if you like something different to your average city. 🌄

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Ely, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited early evening at twilight. Constantly approached so didnt stay long and found a restaurant to eat at outside. Dingy with mainly tourist type shops. Lots of head scarves ,wood, beedy silver jewellry. Go on a guided tour. You wont feel comfortable on your own especially if you wander away from where all the tourists are. It gets scary when... More 

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